A beautiful, honest, sensitive, and lovingly crafted piece of work. This book is emotional, educational and inspiring. Each chapter is beautifully blended together with honesty, fear, strength, love and determination, with a large helping of humour and self awareness. I laughed, I shed many tears, and I’ve been educated. A.D. Hyde is a very talented writer.Amazon 5-star review
About author A.D. Hyde, in his own words…
I grew up on the cobbled streets of Manchester…well…when I say on, I meant close by…in a house. Most of my childhood was spent watching Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies and fishing for newts and sticklebacks from the local canal.
I took it for granted that I would go to university, meet and marry the girl of my dreams, settle down to have a family and live happily ever after … oh and of course become an astronaut with magical powers.
Things were going to plan: I graduated with a degree in Physics, met and married the girl of my dreams and had two beautiful girls. Unfortunately, while I was living happily ever after I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. It was the most traumatic event of my life…well…almost…there was that time I accidentally recorded over my copy of ‘Forbidden Planet’.
Instead of letting it overwhelm me, I decided to come to a mutually beneficial agreement with my Leukaemia. I said he could stay as long as I could lead a normal life.
This unique event awakened the writer in me and gave me the inspiration to write ‘The Leukaemia Diaries’ as well as four more books currently in progress: three non-fiction and one fiction…so…watch this space!
Being a friend of A.D. Hyde for many years, it was surreal to then read this honest account of his feelings as he has journeyed through ‘his leukaemia’. Frank, funny and heartwarming, this could resonate with anyone who has been there, is there, or is supporting someone on their own journey.Amazon 5-star review